Red Sky in Morning by Paul LynchLanguage and landscape combine powerfully in this tense exploration of life and death, parts of which are based on historical events. A visceral and meditative novel that marks the debut of a stunning new talent.
A tense, thrilling debut novel that spans two continents, from a writer to watch out for (Colum McCann).
Its 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead mans father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.
Language and landscape combine powerfully in this tense exploration of life and death, parts of which are based on historical events. With lyrical prose balancing the stark realities of the hunter and the hunted, Red Sky in Morning is a visceral and meditative novel that marks the debut of a stunning new talent.
Red Sky in Morning: A Novel
Night sky was black and then there was blood, morning crack of light on the edge of the earth. The crimson spill sent the bright stars to fade, hills stepping out of shadow and clouds finding flesh. First rain of day from a soundless sky and music it made of the land. The trees let slip the mantle of darkness, stretched themselves, fingers of leaves shivering in the breeze, red then goldening rays of light catching. The rain stopped and he heard the birds wake. They blinked and shook their heads and scattered song upon the sky. The land, old and tremulous, turned slowly towards the rising sun.
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Red Sky in the Morning is a young adult novel by Elizabeth Laird , first published in The novel was published as Loving Ben in its initial American release. Anna is happy when her parents announce to her that they are having a baby. She sees this as her opportunity to show that she is grown-up and can take care of the family. But Ben's birth is overshadowed by the fact that he is born with Hydrocephalus. At first, Anna finds it extremely hard to cope with the new situation, but she really loves Ben and does her very best to take care of him. At school, she has problems explaining to people what is wrong with her brother because she thinks that they will not understand and she doesn't want their sympathy.
Hapless tenantry, coffin ships, gratuitous killings and cowboy-style vendettas all have parts to play. And some brooding nature documentary on steroids would have to be thrown in for atmosphere. Although, that said, nature in this novel does more than merely evoke atmosphere. Lynch forefronts it, like a character in its own right, one that is bigger than the human characters who move under its lurid skies and through the wildernesses of its morasses and waters and virgin wastes. Set in the early s, the era in Ireland of callous landlords and easy evictions and in the United States of the callous march of civilisation, this is a novel that belongs, in principle, to the historical genre.